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Social polarisation in Britain and Germany: the impacts of household and labour market change

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  • Buck, Nick
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    While the comparative sociological and social policy literatures on income inequality and poverty have focused on the impacts of different state welfare systems in different societies, the evidence from individual countries suggests that changes in the labour market and in family structure have been at least as important in generating changes in income distributions. Moreover work such as that of Esping-Andersen emphasises the interactions between different types of welfare state regime and particular labour market structures and family roles. This paper seeks to extend these findings by exploring how differences in the labour market and in family and household structures may explain the structures of inequality in different societies.

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    Paper provided by Institute for Social and Economic Research in its series ISER Working Paper Series with number 1992-17.

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    Date of creation: 01 Jun 1992
    Publication status: published
    Handle: RePEc:ese:iserwp:1992-17
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